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Challenge yourself by entering On the Rocks!

ON THE ROCKS is the first geological video contest for everybody. You should participate with a creative, informal video, where you explain your research, passions or new ideas regarding the Earth, in only 180 seconds.
We are looking for passionate contributions by utilizing for example animations, stop-motions, cartoons, time-lapse, interviews, music, poems, dance to demonstrate for a wider public of non-specialists. It should focus on the wonders, dangers and surprises of an adventurous, geological journey, which could take place indoor, outdoor, in a lab, in the mountains, at sea or in the outer space. The potential contributors should therefore be from the scientific community, but could also be passionate and professional multimedia storytellers.

Choose your category

3 anni in 3 minuti 2019

3 years in 3 minutes

PhDs describe their three-years research in a three-minutes video
rolling stones 2019

Rolling Stones

Researches, experiences and stories about the Earth narrated by scientists, passionate people and professionals
geologiovani 2019

Young geologists

Geology at School: the stories of those who study the Earth in the primary and secondary school or at college-university
rocce in cucina 2019

Rocks and food

For anyone who wants to tell how rocks, minerals or fossils are around or inside our dishes
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Submit your Video!

Tell us your experience through your video, compile the registration form, and give it your best shot. Choose in which of the four different categories you wish to participate. You may join the contest on your own or in a group, and without any limitations of imagination. Keep the curious footage or your "bloopers", there is a dedicated prize!

15 steps to On The Rocks

Small but important suggestions for producing your videos and avoid the most common mistakes. Following this "path" you will discover technical and narrative aspects that will help you in the production of your film for On The Rocks 2019.

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Find out more about "On The Rocks"

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Find out the details to join the contest "On the Rocks". Check the rules.
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Have a look at the timeline to find out the event schedule and the deadline to participate.
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The committees

An Organizing and Selection Committee and a Panel of Judges will evaluate your contribution.
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Win up to 1,000 Euro, the prize ceremonial travel and an annual membership to SGI, SIMP, and SPI.

Winners 2018 Edition

Click on the videos and discover the winners of the last On The Rocks edition

Revealing the Hidden Secrets of Salt  

Category 3 Years in 3 Minutes

Digeriamo anche... le pietre!  

Category Young geologists

A Magnetic Journey  

Category Rolling Stones

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